Carl Quick, of Crossville, went to his heavenly home on July 14, 2016. Always a traveler, he is now resting with his Heavenly Father.
Carls father was in the Air Force so they moved every two or three years and attended many different schools growing up. He started school in Tring, England, in 1953. Upon returning to the U.S., he went to school in Columbus, Seymour and Evansville, IN; Milwaukee, WI; Homestead, FL; and Minot, ND. In 1962, the family returned home to Collins, MS, where he graduated from Collins High School in 1965.
Carl worked for several corporations throughout his career which include Texas Instruments, Mobil Oil, Martin Marietta and finally Lockheed Martin. He worked primarily on computer and software projects that ranged from sonar testing in the oceans, defense missile testing in the desert and security systems at the White House.
Always a seeker and explorer, Carl had a multitude of interests that ranged from literature and writing, any outdoor activity, motorcycle riding, carpentry, electronics, cars/trucks, air pistols, smoking meat and, most recently, cats. Whatever he developed an interest in, he pursued it 200%.
Above all, he loved the Lord, his family and his many friends. Carl never met a stranger. He reached out to encourage others through short text messages, notes and funny cartoons.
Carl is survived by his wife, Julie Hofer Quick; daughter, Noel Carter, husband Shane (Eros, LA); son, Boddie Quick, wife Vicki (Prairieville, LA); daughter, Libby Dimattia (Baton Rouge, LA); twin sister, Sandra Chambers, husband David (Carollton, GA); brother, Cecil, wife Annabel (Anaheim Hills, CA); sister, Shirley Magee, husband David (Clinton, MS); brother, Charles Quick, wife Lori (Clinton, MS); and mother, Hester D. Quick (Collins, MS). Carl was proud to have seven grandchildren, one great grandson, and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry D. Quick (Collins, MS).
A celebration of his life will take place at Redemption Church, 75 Commercial Dr., Crossville, on Tuesday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Redemption Church or the Plateau Pregnancy Center, 99 Walker Hill St., Crossville, TN 38555.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on July 18, 2016